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  • BIRTH 01/07/1903
  • DEATH 19/01/1991
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 8
  • MOVIES 43

Don Beddoe

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Donald T. Beddoe (July 1, 1903 – January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beddoe was the son of Dan Beddoe, a Welsh classical singer, and his wife Mary. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor's and master's degrees and taught English for three years.

After a decade of stage work and bit parts in films, Beddoe began more prominent film roles in the late 1930s. He was usually cast as fast-talking reporters and the like. His commercial acting career was put on hold when he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, in which he performed in the Air Force play, Winged Victory.

Beddoe subsequently returned to films playing small character roles. He occasionally appeared in comedy shorts playing comic foils, such as in the Three Stooges shorts Three Sappy People and You Nazty Spy!

Beddoe appeared in more than 250 films.

Beddoe portrayed Mr. Tolliver in the ABC comedy The Second Hundred Years, and he was in the cast of Life with Father on CBS. He also was seen in dozens of television programs. In the 1950s and 1960s, he made four appearances on Have Gun – Will Travel, three times on Lawman, three on Maverick, three on Laramie, three on Lassie, and three on Perry Mason including in the 1958 episode 'The Case of the Buried Clock'. He was also cast on the western aviation series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant, on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, The Alaskans, with Roger Moore, on the ABC adventure series, Straightaway, with Brian Kelly and John Ashley, and on the NBC western series, The Tall Man, with Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager. He appeared too on the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly. He guest starred as well on David Janssen's first series, the crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He also made appearances on episodes of The Lone Ranger in the '50s.

Beddoe played the outlaw Black Bart in the 1954 episode "Black Bart The PO8" of the western anthology series Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Black Bart is cast as a debonair poetry-writing former school teacher who turns to stagecoach robbery after his first holdup, a prank, pays handsomely. Wells Fargo detectives track him down through a laundry mark. He was also pursued with a romantic interest by his landlady, Winona Webb (Helen Brown). Black Bart spent six years in the penitentiary, never to be heard from again.

During the 1970–1971 season of ABC's Nanny and the Professor, Beddoe made four appearances, three as Mr. Thatcher. In 1984, he made his final television appearance as Kris in NBC's Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon and Victor French.

Don Beddoe

Shows (8)

The Wild Wild West
The Wild Wild West
Prof. Robey
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Burt
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Carter Farraday / Dr. Blane / George Norris
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Halligan
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Mr. Thompson / Mr. Vickers
Rawhide
Rawhide
Hood / Minister
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Dr. Harvey / Ticket Agent
One Step Beyond
One Step Beyond
Doc Simmons

Movies (43)

River of No Return
River of No Return
Ben (uncredited)
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Studio Executive at Premiere (uncredited)
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter
Walt Spoon
Warlock
Warlock
Doctor Wagner
Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock
Mr. Ballew
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
Mr. Cameron
The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
Police Chief
Gun Crazy
Gun Crazy
Chicago Man (uncredited)
The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon
Producer (uncredited)
The Narrow Margin
The Narrow Margin
Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes
Jack the Giant Killer
Jack the Giant Killer
Imp
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Frederick Ross
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Joey
Carrie
Carrie
Mr. Goodman
Blades of the Musketeers
Blades of the Musketeers
King Louis XIII
Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk
Mr. Walters
Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
Frank Raymond
Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
Frank Raymond
Another Part of the Forest
Another Part of the Forest
Penniman
The Crime Doctor's Diary
The Crime Doctor's Diary
Phillip Bellem
Power of the Press
Power of the Press
Pringle (uncredited)
Flying G-Men
Flying G-Men
W. S. Hamilton
The Enforcer
The Enforcer
Thomas O'Hara
Man in the Saddle
Man in the Saddle
Love Bidwell (uncredited)
The Doctor Takes a Wife
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Morning Express Reporter
The Joker Is Wild
The Joker Is Wild
Heckler at the Copacabana (uncredited)
Papa's Delicate Condition
Papa's Delicate Condition
Mayor Ghio's assistant
Woman in Hiding
Woman in Hiding
Fat Salesman
The Killer is Loose
The Killer is Loose
Mr. Freeman (uncredited)
Scandal Sheet
Scandal Sheet
Pete (uncredited)
Sweetheart of the Campus
Sweetheart of the Campus
Sheriff Denby
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Borneo
Jubilee Trail
Jubilee Trail
Maury - Hotel Manager (uncredited)
The Face Behind the Mask
The Face Behind the Mask
Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara
Texas Across the River
Texas Across the River
Mr. Naylor
Black Bart
Black Bart
J.T. Hall
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Johnson
Honolulu Lu
Honolulu Lu
Bennie Blanchard
Carson City
Carson City
Charles Crocker
Room for One More
Room for One More
Mr. Taylor (uncredited)
Calcutta
Calcutta
Jack Collins (uncredited)
Bullwhip
Bullwhip
Judge Carr
Blondie on a Budget
Blondie on a Budget
Marvin Williams